Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
Tags: Whitney | Houston | Xanax | alcohol | die | wine

I Don't Want to Die Like Whitney

Friday, 16 Mar 2012 08:20 AM

Question: I have been taking Xanax for a number of years, usually just about 0.5 mgs. I am a social drinker and sometimes I will have a couple glasses of wine after taking a Xanax. I never worried about it, but then I read that Whitney Houston may have died because of this combination. Am I taking a risk with my health?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. This medicine will add to the effects of alcohol, so minimize your alcohol intake as much as possible.
Unfortunately, with Whitney, there was possibly more than one reason why she died.

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Do not take more Xanax than directed by your doctor and minimize your alcohol intake.
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